I-29 closed from Grand Forks to Canadian border

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- North Dakota transportation officials have closed Interstate 29 in both the northbound and southbound lanes from Grand Forks to the Canadian border because of blowing snow.

The state Department of Transportation and the Highway Patrol said late Sunday morning the blowing snow is creating icy road conditions, areas of zero visibility and life-threatening driving conditions.

Snow drifts at underpasses are making the road impassable.

A no-travel advisory remains in effect for northeastern North Dakota, including the cities of Grand Forks, Drayton, Pembina and Cavalier. Southeastern and north-central North Dakota are under a travel alert due to slippery roads and reduced visibility. Cities included in the travel alert are Fargo, Jamestown and Devils Lake.